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Fraud Alert
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
E-mail Scam Alert: Association Phishing Scam »
Published:  January 24, 2017 It has come to the attention of the CLTA that individuals have attempted to target o...
Monday, March 14, 2016
CLTA Fraud Alert! »
  Published:  March 14, 2016 It has come to the attention of the CLTA that the incidence of URL spoofi...

News Express
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
U.S. Dept. of Justice Files Suit Against California »
Bulletin 17/18-80 April 3, 2018 Last year, over the objections of the California Land Title Association (CLTA), Cal...
Monday, March 19, 2018
News Express: FinCEN to Extend Geographical Targeting Orders through September 16, 2018 »
Bulletin 2017/18-78 March 19, 2018 Representatives from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) have indi...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Governor Brown Signs AB 110, Exempting Government Entities from Recording Fees to SB 2 »
Bulletin 2017/18-76 March 13, 2018 AB 110 , legislation authored by the Assembly Budget Committee to, among othe...
Monday, March 12, 2018
Register Now: Southern California PREP Chapter Meeting (May 8, 2018 in Norwalk, CA) »
Bulletin 2017/18-75 March 12, 2018 The following event information is being forwarded at the request of the Califo...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
IRS Requesting Additional Information from Title/Escrow Companies During Calls on Behalf of Taxpayer »
Bulletin 2017/18-73 February 28, 2018 The IRS has a new verification program that goes beyond the previous requ...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Live Webinar: Basic Easement & Access Issues »
Bulletin 17/18 - 79 | March 20, 2018 CLTA is pleased to offer: Basics Easement & Access Issues, a 1.0-hour live w...
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
2018 CLTA Directory Now Available »
The 2018 CLTA Annual Directory is now in the hands of our valued members! This important industry publication reaches all...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
CLTA's 111th Annual Convention: Early-Bird Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available »
CLTA's 111th Annual Convention - SPONSOR NOW! Early Bird Sponsorship Opportunities Available The Calif...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
CLTA Title Consumer Publication Updated »
The CLTA Education Committee recently updated the following Title Consumer publication: • Understanding Subdivision...
Monday, September 18, 2017
CLTA Welcomes a New Member Title Insurance Company - American Guaranty Title Insurance Company »
The CLTA is pleased to welcome a new title insurance company as a Regular member of the association, as approved by the CL...

Sacramento Report
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
CLTA Opposes Tax Withholding for 1031 Exchanges »
Assembly Bill 2529 (Chu) removes the withholding exemption for a 1031 exchange if the replacement property is locat...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
CLTA Seeks Amendments to Balcony Inspection Bill »
CLTA is opposed to new amendments to  Senate Bill 721 (Hill), which seeks to require periodic balcony safety insp...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
CLTA Supports Limits on Transfer Fees »
Assembly Bill 3014 (Cunningham), on a go forward basis, prohibits private transfer fees that do not provide a direct ben...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Reinstatement Proposed for Expired Portions of the Homeowner's Bill of Rights »
Portions of the Homeowner’s Bill of Rights (HBOR) enacted in response to the foreclosure crisis expired on January 1, 2018...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
CLTA Voices Opposition to Asset Forfeiture Bill »
Assembly Bill 3208 (Cooper) would permit the City of Elk Grove to, in an attempt to combat the operation of illegal mari...

Industry News
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
It's Not Just California That's Expensive »
A developer has reportedly paid $127 million for a 41,582-square-foot residential development in Singapore. The property...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Radian Purchases Entitle Direct »
Radian Group Inc. recently announced it acquired Entitle Direct Group, Inc., a national title insurance and settlement ser...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Freddie Mac Survey Shows Preference for Renting »
Research released by Freddie Mac finds that increasing numbers of our population are less interested in owning their own h...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Housing Sentiment Remains Volatile, Edges Back Up »
The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) rose 2.5 points in March to 88.3, reversing last month’s decrease. Th...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Would a Title Professional You Know Benefit from PRIA Membership? »
The Property Records Industry Association, through the generosity of a grant from Ernst Publishing, offers the opportunity...

Court Cases
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Contracts »
Guan v. Hu Cal.App. 2nd Dist. (B276546) 1/12/18 Plaintiff and defendant entered into a contract under which p...
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Recording »
MTC Financial v. Nationstar Mortgage Cal.App. 1st Dist. (A150916) 1/22/18 The court held that although defend...
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Deeds of Trust »
SMS Financial v. Cornerstone Title Company Cal.App. 1st Dist. (A146711) 1/26/18 The court overruled the trial...
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Insurance »
Centex Homes v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co. Cal.App. 3rd Dist. (C081266) 1/22/18 The court held that...
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Judgments »
Tikosky v. Yehuda Cal.App. 2nd Dist. (B278052) 1/30/18 The court held that a title insurance company's paymen...

President's Message
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Message from CLTA President - Jeff Kerns »
I am very honored and proud to accept the appointment of President of the CLTA. I wish to thank Steve Tjaden for his outs...
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Letter from CLTA's President, Steve Tjaden »
I am extremely honored and proud to accept this year’s appointment as President of the CLTA. I would like to thank E...

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